Round-up of news in Lancashire
Pensioner hurt in collision
An elderly man was taken to hospital following a two-vehicle collision.
The incident, involving a truck and a car, happened on the Garstang Bypass at Churchtown, north of Preston, at 2.10pm yesterday.
An 80-year-old man was taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary with a suspected back injury.
Ambulance chiefs are warning people to prepare themselves for the cold weather snap predicted to take place this weekend and into next week.
North West Ambulance Service says when temperatures fall they see a marked rise in the number of seriously ill patients, especially those with respiratory problems.
New parish to be launched
The Romanian Orthodox Parish in Preston will be officially opened at a launch event next Saturday.
The ceremony will be held at the Minster Church in Church Street from 10am and will be presided by His Eminence Archbishop Joseph Metropolitan of Western and Southern Europe. Visit: www.parohiapreston.org.uk
Mayor to host a fund-raiser
The Mayor of Penwortham will host a fund-raising evening on Monday.
Mayor Melvyn Gardner will host the event at The Shampan in Pope Lane, Penwortham, from 7.30pm, to raise cash for his chosen charities.
His chosen charities are Moorhey School, Hope for Justice and The Space Centre.
Collection raises cash
A street collection for the Tom Finney Preston Soccer Development Centre has raised £516.86.
The collection was held during the Christmas Lancashire Market on the Flag Market in December.
The money will be used to help cover the cost of the running of the centre.
For further information: www.prestonsoccercentre.net